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back with more on "today" on a tuesday morning, the 22nd day of march, 2011. stop and take a gander at some nice people who stopped by our window on the world in rockefeller plaza. nice day. some changing weather in the forecast. al will talk about that in a little while. meanwhile on the plaza i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and al roker. we have been covering news out of libya all morning long. more news. we had word pentagon officials confirming for nbc news that an american f-15 e fighter jet crashed in libya overnight. both crew members are safe. they have been recovered by u.s.
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officials and we are going to be talking about that story in a little while. >> important story this morning. >> that is good news. on another note, coming up in this half hour we'll be talking about your diet questions with joy bauer. everything diet and nutrition from feeding your sweet tooth to having a mid-day snack that won't make you sleepy. we have he wille think answers for you. a little bit later on it's hard to believe but reportedly actor and warlock charlie sheen is in negotiations to go back to work on his hit sit com "two and a half men." will it happen? we'll update you on the reported talks. >> do you remember the beginning of this whole thing where he said that, mark my words, they will beg me to come back and the number is now $3 million per episode, not $2 million. i wonder what we'll find out about that. >> also this morning, especially in this economy people are looking for deals. we have more to tell you about
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including gourmet coffee and jewelry and also pocketbooks. apparently outfits to wear to the beach. >> but wait, there's more. let's go inside now. natalie is at the news desk with all the headlines. hi, natalie. >> good morning, matt, ann and al. two u.s. airmen are safe after ejecting from the fighter jet that crashed overnight in libya. nbc's chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski has details this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the two u.s. air force members were flying east of benghazi when their f-15 experienced mechanical difficulties. they ejected from the aircraft which then crashed into the desert. one of the service members was recovered by a u.s. military search and rescue team fairly quickly. the other had fallen into the care somehow of one of the armed rebel groups. he was in contact with the search and rescue teams but for safety reasons had to separate himself from that armed group
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before the helicopter could safely land. that airman was slightly injured and is now aboard a u.s. aircraft on his way to europe. both airmen are safe. now, according to u.s. military officials -- and they stress this point -- the plane went down because of mechanical reasons. it was not shot down. there was no hostile action in the area at the time. natalie? >> good to hear that they are safe and sound. thanks so much, jim miklaszewski, at the pentagon for us. the operator of the damaged nuclear plant in japan said power lines have been reconnected to all six reactors at the complex, a major step toward restoring cooling systems knocked out by the earthquake and tsunami. meantime the first american casualty has been confirmed. the body of 24-year-old taylor anderson was found in the coastal town where she was a teacher. yemen's u.s.-backed president warned today that the country could be plunged into civil war because of what he called a coup against him. several high level military officials joined the wave of
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defections from the government following friday's killing of at least 40 protesters by security forces. the u.s. justice department is sending letters to states nationwide after receiving a report that applicants to public and private trade schools are being denied admission because they are hiv-positive or have aids. people with hiv or aids have federally protected civil rights and cannot be discriminated against. former minnesota governor tim pawlenty is the first major republican to wade into the presidential race. he announced on facebook monday that he was forming an exploratory committee which allows him to start raising campaign cash. for the first time today the obama administration is asking the united nations to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians around the world. the declaration follows years of mixed signals from the u.s. on a highly controversial issue at the u.n. the coast guard released dramatic footage of a rescue sunday off the coast of santa
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barbara. take a look. the family of four, including a baby, had to be saved after their sailboat broke away from its mooring and was set adrift in rough seas. good to know they are doing well today. it is five minutes past the hour. now back outside -- actually upstairs to al. >> that's where i am. >> where? hey. >> thank you, natalie. i keep moving all over. let's show you what's happening as far as today is concerned. we have severe storms stretching from nebraska up to wisconsin and as far as northwestern indiana. possible hail, tornado as the system pushes forward you can see the rain and snow actually up into minnesota. rainfall amounts ahead of the system, we are talking anywhere from one to two inches of rain. could be locally as much as three inches. then to the northwest of the system where we've got blizzard warnings in effect for parts of the dakotas and montana we could see four to 18 inches of snow.
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>> there could be a little bit of fog to start the day today. generally a mixture of sunshine and clouds. i'd ever expected near 62. there could oprah: a once-in-a-lifetime barbra streisand extravaganza. an historic television moment. do not miss the "way we were" an historic television moment. do not miss the "way we were" reunion with robert redford. ♪ now time for joy's diet s.o.s., answers to your daily diet dilemma. "today" nutritionist joy bauer is here with everything curbing cravings. heather, what's your question?
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>> good morning. i was curious why i crave sweets so much. no matter what, i have to eat dessert after my meals. i heard somewhere it means i'm not eating enough fruit during the day. is there truth in that? >> sadly not. there is no association with craving sweets and not eating enough fruit. what's happening is your brain is conditioned to wanting something sweet after a meal. what i mean is you probably have for a long time had a dessert after lunch and dinner. so your brain wants it, expects it, craves it. you can have something sweet afterle me meals but you don't to gain weight. so after lunch satisfy your sweet tooth with a piece of fruit and save the sweet dessert for after dinner and portion control it. maybe a low fat ice cream pop or a couple of chocolate covered graham crackers. even a small slice of cake or pie. i would have you wait 30 minutes after finishing your dinner to have that dessert so you're not gobbling through your dinner for
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the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. it will help you loosen up this pattern. >> every day? >> sure. you can do it every day. it's all about portions. >> there you go. >> bye-bye, heather. >> bye-bye. we have a viewer e-mail from evan in chicago. evan writes, by far my favorite type of restaurant is a steakhouse. what are the healthiest things to order there? there are plenty of things. >> for appetizer go for a shrimp cocktail or a salad with vin gra -- the vinaigrette. tell the waiter no butter on your steak, but steak sauce is okay. steamed or sauteed greens. and a baked potato with either butter or sour cream. or use marinara sauce. for dessert, berries with whipped cream or a nice decadent
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dessert split amongst the table. >> at a steakhouse you can get good fish, too. >> great fish. i'm thinking he probably wants the steak. >> probably. >> i love salmon. >> one last question from johnny in brooklyn. johnny joins us live via skype. what's the deal? >> all right. what can i eat in the middle of the work day that's not going to make me so sleepy? i get back to my desk after lunch. i'll have a burger, pizza, taco and i just want to take a nap. >> that's probably not good at work. >> no. >> first, let me say that feeling sleepy midway through the day is somewhat normal. it's like part of our sir kad y -- circadian rhythm. but if you have a high fat, carby meal you are left feeling blah and it exacerbates sleepiness. when it comes to lunch, go light on the volume, low on the fat. make sure there is enough
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protein there to offset carbohydrates. so some energizing lunch ideas would be a turkey sandwich, ideally on whole wheat bread or a wrap. stuff it with vegetables. you can have a bowl of lentil or black bean soup with a whole grain bun and maybe a side salad. you can do pizza. keep it thin crust, load on the vegetables and if you can add grilled chicken, go for it to bump up the protein. these lunch ideas may not completely cure that afternoon exhaustion, but they are definitely going to help. i promise. >> couldn't johnny go for a walk? >> absolutely. >> wake things up. >> maybe a five or ten-minute nap if the boss will allow it. >> anybody seen johnny? he's in the break room taking a nap. i'll try that during our show. >> al? al? >> still ahead, jill's steals and deals. we have deep discounts on fantastic items.
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deeply discounted prices. neither "today" nor i benefit monetarily but we are able to bring you the deals. everyone is asking about shipping. >> the deal is so great sometimes and the shipping is the usual shipping price. >> right. they do not hike up the shipping cost but check to make sure you're okay with it before you buy the item. most are final sale. >> and the item is sometimes cheaper than the shipping. >> you know, we make sure that's never the case. >> okay. good to know. let's bring you these great deals starting with pretty retro-looking rompers from vintage havana which you say is a hot brand. they are great for summer or going to the beach. >> i love these. a pocket romper. retail is $54. the deal price is $6. that's 89% off. the floral print or palm tree print. these are sold in the juniors department at blooming dales. >> sizing is important.
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>> and i'm a size 6 1/2 and 135 pounds and i fit in the large. i want everyone to know. full disclosure i fit in the large but to wear to the beach. it's better for juniors, but $6, a great gift. great to have in the wardrobe. >> go larger in the size. >> they are 100% cotton. you can wear them bigger. there's room. >> for the first time we have a new kind of deal for you, coffee. we all need the morning cup of java. you have a bundle deal. what do you get from don francisco's coffee. >> you will stay wide awake with this deal. the retail is $115. the deal, $32.95. that's 71% off. >> amazinging. >> you get two mugs. one grinder, four whole bean bags, four family reserve ground bags, eight family reserve minis
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in assorted flavors. delicious. >> good and bold. very nice. good blend. >> the whole family can be wide awake. >> next, this one will excite the ladies. this is sort of a five for one deal because this is a bag that can be converted into five different ways. you have it in three different colors and styles here. >> by joseph charles. the retail price is $380. the deal price is $58. that's 85% off. comes in black, navy and dark brown. genuine oiled leather. you can wear it five days. 14 carat hardware and these are the five ways. on the website they will give you on youtube instructional videos. >> a tutorial. >> it's an evening bag, clutch, shoulder strap clutch, shoulder bag and over the shoulder bag. >> look at this, a paper
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airplane. >> right. this is great. takes you day to night. beautiful. >> good value. really good value. >> okay. >> now pet lovers will love this one. you know if you have a messy eater for a pet it's all over the place. this is the neater feeder. it will make them a lot neater. >> as they feed. for dogs and cats. retail is up to $59.99. the deal price is $15 for any price. up to 75% off. you see what happens here. as they eat, this is for cats and these are for all size dogs. you can look on the website to see which dog you fit into. >> great idea. >> as they eat it goes into the bottom and filters into the bottom. no mess. you really don't -- if you have a dog that doesn't clean up after himself. >> sloshes water out of the plate. >> $15 for any size.
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again there is a chart on the website to correspond with your dog's size. >> okay. over here, jewellery is always a hot ticket item for us. these are necklaces by adina raider. this is the big ticket item. what's the retail price? >> $375. the deal price is $75. that's 80% off. let me tell you. they are sterling silver necklaces with pave set diamonds, four shapes. diamond shape is 10 millimeters. total carat weight is .084 to .066. celebrities like cameron diaz, jennifer aniston love them. they can be worn all day long. >> great for graduation gifts, mother's day. and because last time our surprise item was such a huge hit we are bringing it back again. reminding the viewers that we have a sixth item on the "today" website. >>
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is a wbal-tv 11 news update. >> is going to be a pretty nice day today. a little fog and haze will burn off. low 60's this afternoon, above average at this time of year. the warmest day all the way to the weekend. rain is likely tomorrow. maybe a rain or snow shower on thursday.
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i believe you were looking for this. >> jesse, those pills are dangerous. >> yeah? so's geometry. >> you told me you would stop taking them. >> i need them to stay awake and study, okay? >> it's not okay. i'm worried about you. give me the pills. >> mind your own business. >> actress elizabeth berkeley and a young mario lopez in her earliest role on "saved by the bell." she's all grown up and reaching out to give teen girls advice on boys to body image, love and life. she's here to talk about her handbook for building self-esteem. a lot of us grew up watching
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her. interesting that she's reaching out to that generation of women. >> she's embraced the cause and has spent years working on it. >> my role model was screech. also ahead, is cbs and warner brothers ready to welcome charlie sheen back to "two and a half men"? they may be negotiating to get the self-proclaimed warlock back on the air. what producers want is for him to come back to network television. we'll find out the latest. >> and we'll talk about the new cooking show on the sci-fi channel. the star is a chef who is actually an expert in molecular gas tron my, the marriage of science and food. he has a dish called the breath of a dragon. you may recognize chef marcel from "top chef." now a check of the weather. >> he has also a recipe for tiger's blood. >> i didn't know you could make
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it. >> i don't know if you can or not. for today, we have wet weather in the pacific northwest. a risk of storms through the mid mississippi river valley. heavy snow to the north of there. sunny and warm through the gulf coast and the southeast. for tomorrow, the risk of strong weather works into the mid and upper ohio river valley. heavy rain, strong winds along the northwest and west coast as well causing possible flooding there. look for snow in the upper mississippi river valley. >> we are off to a quiet start, but there is a chance for rain coming back into the picture after 6:00 or 7:00. high temperatures expected in the low 60s.
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now to the charlie sheen saga. he may actually be welcomed back to his old show "two and a half men" on his old network cbs according to nbc's jeff rossen who first broke the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's surprising, isn't it? hard to believe in many ways that after everything that's happened. but according to charlie sheen's camp and one of the people close to charlie sheen who's working on this, cbs has approached them saying, look, we'd be happy to have charlie sheen back on cbs, happy to have him back on the set of "two and a half men." but there is one big condition. charlie would need to work out his differences and his feuding with the people who produce the show, warner brothers and the cocreator of "two and a half men," chuck lorre. >> duh, winning. >> reporter: don't laugh. he may be right. charlie sheen has called his former bosses every name in the book. now sources say they are willing to move past it and take him back. on his web cast sheen said this
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about cbs president les moonves. >> you gave me your word, so in turn you gave me nothing. it must really suck being your missus, the promise of getting something yet receiving nothing. >> reporter: in our interview here on "today" sheen said this. >> everybody thinks i should be begging for my job back. i'm just going to forewarn them that it's everybody else that will be begging me for their job back. >> reporter: do you owe cbs an apology? >> no. they owe me a big one, publically, while licking my feet. >> reporter: nothing like that, but cbs is reportedly ready to play ball, welcoming charlie home if he can settle his differences with warner brothers and perhaps more challenging his war with "two and a half men" cocreator chuck lorre. >> hiya chuck, you cheeseball. where are you hiding, silly clown? you are no match for this warlock. my power will consume you every losing day, ugly whore. >> reporter: can you share a
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stage with him again? >> i'm open to it, absolutely. >> reporter: do you think he is? >> if he'd come out of hiding you could ask him. >> reporter: in firing sheen warner brothers said he was dangerously self-destructive and very ill. sheen sued. he said his termination is a conspiracy fuelled by lorre's ego, laziness and ill-will toward mr. sheen. in hollywood the only thing that eclipses big ego is big money which insiders say is exactly what's going on here. cbs could overlook the embarrassment -- >> liars and fools, all of them. >> reporter: to get their money-making star back on the air. >> there are a lot of hurdles that would have to be jumped for charlie sheen to return to "two and a half men." stranger things have happened in hollywood. there is a long history of people burying the hatchet when the deal is right. >> reporter: tmz is reporting that cbs president les moonves wants the show back so badly he
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is willing to manage sheen himself, taking chuck lorre off the hook allowing him to work on his two other sit-comes or even create another one. it's unclear even then if sheen would return, though he told me over and over again he would. >> i signed for next year. being a man of my word i will be there with bells on. >> reporter: charlie sheen has a lot going on right now. we are less than two weeks away from the one-man stage show he's taking. he's sold out venues from detroit, chicago, connecticut, and radio city music hall. he also tweeted, hinting he may be in a development deal with fox television. the big question is will he end up back on "two and a half men" next season which, by the way, he was originally contracted to do before warner brothers fired him. no comment this morning from cbs, from warner brothers or chuck lorre himself. >> i imagine we'll hear from them at some point. jeff rossen, thank you so much
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the blond, straight-a feminist. she's all grown up and has written a book to help today's teens with issues like love, friendship and body image. it's called "ask elizabeth." welcome. nice to have you here. >> thank you so much. >> we have to ask about the "saved by the bell" days. >> of course. >> we all grew up and watched you and mario lopez growing up with us. >> it's amazing to basically have my adolescence, in all its glory every day. >> exactly. i know jimmy fallon is starting a campaign along with mark paul gosseler to get a reunion going. >> i'm up for it. i love everyone. we grew up for it. i would be up for it. >> come on, nbc. possible hit show. >> we can make it happen. >> what was it like behind the scenes? >> i'm grateful. i have been a working actress since i was 15, but i went to
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regular school and work. that was my dream. to have the dual life was exactly what i dreamed of. my parents supported that dream. it was hard work but we were a family and we were really 15, 16, 17. we were the ages we were playing which is rare. normally people are 25 playing a teenager. we had our parents there. it was an innocent time. >> to be in television and be a teen star. >> yeah. >> mario lopez hinted that you all dated one another at one point in time. is that true? >> he's starting trouble. we all flirted. you're 15, around each other and everyone was attractive. you're going to have flirtations. the boys were like my brothers. that was kind of where it ended. >> that's where the line was drawn. >> we speak all the time. i love them. that's a forever bond we have. >> exactly. now, as we mentioned you're helping teenagers, particularly young women. you started off with a website
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helping young girls and now this book. tell me about "ask elizabeth." why did you decide you wanted to help young women? >> this is five years ago. i started with a self-esteem-based workshop i started facilitating in middle and high schools. i have worked with over 30,000 girls, sharing meaningful dialogue on their football field, in the calf tfeterias an libraries. it started a couple years before that where i had an intention to be of service to girls. i felt like in the media we hear the problems with girls. i felt there was a void that girls weren't being served and supported. to me, i felt like the best way to do it was provide a safe space to be heard and know what they say has value and to connect them with one another. so many of the girls get to talk with one another in this forum i provide for them and feel a connection that they have never felt in their lives.
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>> that's great. >> i facilitate it, but it's about the magic of the girls sharing wisdom and strength with each other. >> what are their major concerns? >> really, i realized that in my workshops that there was a series of questions that kept repeating themselves no matter what socioeconomic backgrounds, what region of the country there was a collective teen girl emotional experience. so i took the most asked questions from that and those are the questions in the book. >> a lot of body image questions? >> there is a great deal of focus on body image. if you were to ask me what the single most asked question is, it is -- it has to do with self-esteem pertaining to their body image and their looks and comparison issues. you know, the first question in the book is what do you do when you look in the mirror and you hate what you see? that may seem harsh. >> do you answer the questions?
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what was the advice you give young women? >> the beauty of the workshop. i offer a story, wisdom, advice, something i went through. for example, i was a late bloomer when i was a teenage girl. you witnessed it on "saved by the bell." i felt, you know, my own insecurities. other girls were developed and i felt behind and left out. there was a moment of feeling a certain isolation. so i have empathy for girls whatever the struggle is. so i share it with them. i'm authentic and share personal stories the book. i share it in the workshop when we share a dialogue. what's great is it starts with the questions and then there is the dialogue and advice and then take away action steps. to me it's not enough to talk about the problem. what are you going to do about it? so the girls have tangible takeaways to make a difference in their lives. >> it's really important work. keep it going. >> thank you. >> so many young girls need a safe haven to say what's on their mind.
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>> there is no shame in asking the questions and getting the help to arm themselves to make the path more gentle. >> good luck. the book is out today. so good luck to you. elizabeth berkeley, as always. thank you so much. up next, a little bit of a turn here. science meets cooking with some mind-blowing results. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ ♪ weird science >> science! this morning on "today's kitchen" step by step. when science meets cooking. chef marcel vigneron has a new show premiering on sci-fi called "marcel's quantum kitchen." good to see you. >> you, too, al. pleasure to be here. >> this is a science experiment gone crazy. >> it is indeed. basically what happens is we're
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going to have fun, play with our food and utilize science to create new cooking techniques. >> can people do these things at home? >> certain things you can. i wouldn't recommend my version of rice krispy but the peanut butter and jelly can be done by the home cook. >> you're making them with liquid nitrogen? >> a modern twist. we'll puff some wild rice. it still has moisture inside it. as soon as you add it to hotel oil it starts to explode and basically puffs up and creates a really nice -- >> wow, look at that. >> creates a wild rice krcrispy. after we puffed the wild rice. ♪ puff the wild rice >> we're going to go ahead and let it dry out on a towel. i have gone ahead and done it ahead of time. we have some right here. take the puffed wild rice and we cooked it with a little bit of sugar. >> so it's sweet. >> yeah. slightly sweet. also, it has the ability to --
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the sugar works as an adhesive. so it will bind together. we can compress these little pellets. so give it a whirl. just put them right inside that. then if you want to press it down with your fingers, your best tools. then we have a perfect wild rice chris crispy tablet. drop it in the liquid nitrogen which is negative 320 degrees fahrenhe fahrenheit. but the cool thing about it -- literally, the cool thing. there is no moisture inside the wild rice crispy so you can consume it at sub zero temperatures. pop it on coconutle milk powder for garnish and additional flavor. >> how long do you have to wait to eat it? >> three seconds. let it warm up a little bit. >> wow, that's cold.
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>> but when you pop it in your mouth you have the effect of the dragon. >> this is dragon's breath? >> exactly. it's fun. >> okay. let's go back here. >> do you want to help me out, al? >> yeah. >> we're going to make a cake batter. >> hi! >> we have all these ingredients in the blender. eggs, sugar, flowur, peanut butter. i usually make my own. >> you're making al do the work. >> we want it to be as simple as possible. >> that was close. >> close! >> same way i do it in the kitchen, al. perfect. look at that. then just take the blender, turn it on high. you can see how simple it is. basically we have common household ingredients, common equipment. that's it.
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